Faleria is a small town in the extreme south-west of the province of Viterbo. It has just over two thousand inhabitants and has only been known by its current name since the end of the 19th century. Main attractions are the 13th century castle and the San Giuliano Church.
Faléria City Guide
The address of the city hall is Piazza G. Garibaldi 1- 01030 Faleria (tel. +39 07615898). The ZIP code is 01030 and the area code is 0761.
By car/public transport
By car: From Viterbo take the Via Cassia in southern direction until you reach Settevene. Here take the SP37 and then the SP16b towards Calcata and Faléria. From Rome take the SS3 in northern direction. Continue to Rignano Flaminio and then follow the SP78 to your destination.
Public transport: From Rome, there are direct Cotral buses from the station Saxa Rubra. The trip takes about one hour. From Viterbo: This is a bit more cumbersome. You must first take the Cotral bus to Saxa Rubra, but get off at the Centro Commerciale Formello stop. Here you will change to a bus to your destination.
A brief history of Faleria
The town was probably founded when the Romans overpowered the Faliscans living in the area. From the 14th century onwards it flourished as a fiefdom of the Anguillara family. Its original name was Stabbia or Stabia and this was only changed to its current name in 1873. Until 1927, the town was part of the Province of Roma.
The abandoned Anguillara Castle, built in the 13th century, is in a rather dilapidated state. Outside the town centre you can see the, likewise poorly maintained, Castel Paterno and Castel Fogliano.
The most important church is the San Giuliano Church, also built in the 13th century. The Ospedale di San Giuliano next to it dates back to the 16th century.
Other churches are the Sant’Agostino Church and the Madonna Pietrafitta Church.
Events and Festivals
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